Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from the Ponte dell'Accademia - Where to Stay in Venice on a Budget

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that […]

Where to Go in Italy in Winter

Where to Go in Italy in Winter - Rome in Winter

A trip to Italy is delightful in summer, when you can make the most of the warm evenings, enjoying dinner and a glass of wine on any restaurant terrace. However, this year I’ll be back in Europe over the winter, and I’m already planning where to go. Italy is always high on my European bucket […]

Xochimilco – Mexico City’s Venice with Boats, Food & Mariachis

A Trajinera boat at Xochimilco - Awesome things to do in Mexico City

When conjuring up thoughts of romantic boat rides with a gondolier, one can’t help but think of Venice.  But Mexico City?  No way!  I had no idea before I came here that Mexico City was founded on a network of lakes and rivers.  Nowadays in most of the city you would never guess, as the […]